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WE DID IT! Holo Holo Charters Voted #1 Best Boat Tour in Newsweek’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards

Best Boat Tour Kauai

Immediate Press Release for Thursday, May 9, 2024: 12 P.M. EST

Can we get a drum roll, please? We are stoked beyond belief to announce that WE DID IT! We won Newsweek’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards and were voted #1 Best Boat Tour in the U.S. Wahoo!

We humbly send a HUGE MAHALO to all of our Holo Holo friends and ʻohana for making the time to vote for us this year and for trusting us with your ocean experiences all of these years. We are the best because of you, and this award would not have been possible without your valued business and continued vote!

Newsweek reaches 100 million people every month, and we are so excited to be recognized on this relevant, reputable news platform. This award is everything to us!

Direct from Chandra Bertsch, Co-Owner and General Manager at Holo Holo:

We are thrilled to win a national award recognizing Holo Holo Charters as the Best Boat Tour! Our mission statement has been to be the best boat tour company on Kauaʻi, but we always strive for more, and it’s really rewarding to have pushed beyond being the best in our local market and competing with the best in the whole country. This national recognition solidifies that our commitment to providing an exceptional tour experience is valued by our loyal guests and is a testament to our incredible team, who makes it possible for us to share the beauty of Kauaʻi each and every day.

2024 Results

Congratulations to all of the contestants and winners in this year’s contest. We acknowledge the work, dedication, heart, and soul you put into your businesses and are honored to work in the industry alongside you! To many more beautiful days sailing, cruising and adventuring across the country; we salute you!

Here are the top ten winners in Newsweek’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards Best Boat Tour:

  1. Holo Holo Charters
  2. Wendella Chicago River Architecture Tour
  3. Alcatraz City Cruises
  4. Go Rio
  5. Patriot Jet Boat
  6. Appledore Schooners
  7. Maid of the Mist
  8. Water Taxi
  9. Bonne Terre Mine
  10. Statue City Cruises

What does it take to uphold Holo Holo’s Mission Statement?

Our mission statement is at the core of everything we do. We strive every single day “To be unconditionally accepted island-wide as the best all-around boat tour company on Kauaʻi.”

What does it take to uphold this mission? It takes commitment, discipline, integrity, camaraderie, passion, persistence, and a willingness to continually grow, individually and collectively.

Our team does this and so much more, and we extend deep gratitude to our dedicated captains, crew members, management, administrative staff, reservations team, and shop and operations departments! Your commitment to our mission is evident in how you all show up, day in and day out, for the Holo Holo team and our guests. This award reflects the impactful way you work here at Holo Holo Charters, and we can’t wait to continue to grow with you!

What’s next?

We are going to take this award and build on it going forward. While today we celebrate, tomorrow we get back to work! We don’t take this first-place award lightly, and we know that we need to keep our sights set on being the best we can be for ourselves, our family, friends, the island community, guests, and, really, in everything we do.

Stay tuned for the following: we are building and adding two new boats to our fleet, renewing our branding, conducting some exciting staff volunteer projects, and so much more! Holo Holo ʻohana, we are just getting started!

On the Horizon

One more thing before you go, please? What could be better than winning Newsweek’s 2024 Readers’ Choice Awards? ALSO winning the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice 2024 Awards! That’s right; we’re in the running NOW until the polls close on Monday, May 27, 2024, at 12 P.M. EST. The 10 winning tour companies will be announced on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Please VOTE HERE and share on your socials! Together, we can do it again! Let’s go get another first-place finish, friends!

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